Charlotte Henley, a local volunteer who has volunteered with the Red Cross for ten years, said, "There are so many different roles a volunteer can assume, which is nice".
The Red Cross also works on preparedness with key ways to strengthen communities and train for disasters.
Ross also explained the Red Cross has a number of free apps the public can download for free that offer information and alerts.More news: General Motors (GM) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.23
The Red Cross was involved in a controversy last week over a policy, which has since been rescinded, that would have required people in certain ZIP codes to go to a Red Cross office or a police department to get emergency aid after house fires. If they have the volunteers from each of their counties, they could get that much more done.
Flood said they were needed because when firefighters first arrived on the scene, it appeared there was not a fire hydrant nearby and so the other departments were called to the scene to bring water to battle the blaze.
In a statement released Wednesday, the Red Cross announced that its disaster-trained volunteers are assisting a total of four adults by providing financial assistance for food, clothing, lodging and other essentials, and comfort kits containing personal hygiene items. Together, they hope to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires. "Some of the folks have even deployed a few times", Dinsdale said. He said it has been several years, since they have had a big volunteer pool and that volunteerism is down across the nation.More news: Local Haitians react to President Trump's alleged remark
Red Cross volunteers remain available to the families for support, counseling and referrals to local agencies that may provide long-term assistance during their recovery.
They are looking for people who want to do something to serve their community, by appealing to people's want to give back to their community, where they can make a positive impact on somebody's life.More news: Sinha asks BJP leaders to speak up like judges